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Wire fox terrier is Westminster’s top dog

Wire fox terrier is Westminster’s top dog

TOP DOG: Judge Betty Regina Leininger, left, and handler Gabriel Rangel, pose with Sky, a wire fox terrier, after winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.Judge Betty Regina Leininger, left, and handler Gabriel Rangel, pose with Sky, a wire fox terrier, after winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, in New York. Photo: Associated Press/Frank Franklin II

BEN WALKER, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Sky the wire fox terrier has become America’s top dog.

Sky won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. The wire fox terrier beat out a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, bloodhound, an Irish water spaniel, a Cardigan Welsh corgi and a miniature pinscher.

Judge Betty Regina Leininger picked the winner at a nearly full Madison Square Garden. The standard poodle named Ally was chosen as the runner-up.

This was the record 14th time a wire fox terrier has won at the nation’s top dog show. Sky has won 129 best in shows overall, and was ranked as the country’s No. 1 show dog last year.

There were 2,845 dogs entered in the show. They were eligible in 190 breeds and varieties.

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